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Azad Khan

Columbia | 803.253.6864
Fax | 803.255.8017

At Parker Poe Consulting, Azad advises clients on all facets of their site selection and economic development initiatives. With a particular emphasis on location-specific business costs, taxes, incentives, compliance, workforce analysis and quality of life analysis, he exceeds client expectations and ensures project goals are achieved.

Prior to joining Parker Poe Consulting, Azad served as the Director of Research for the Central SC Alliance, where he led all research activities and provided support for companies across various industries, including automotive, aerospace, customer service, alternative energy and textiles.

Azad began his career at the South Carolina Department of Commerce, managing RFIs and economic development proposals, which resulted in $1.4 billion in announced capital investment and 5,200 announced jobs.

Featured Experience

  • Corporate relocation, site selection and business expansion projects
  • Economic development incentive agreements
  • Location-based cost, feasibility and business climate comparisons
  • Marketing and operations initiatives for economic development organizations and local governments

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Speaking Engagements



  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Post-Graduate Studies, Economic Development
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Post-Graduate Studies, Economic Development
  • South Carolina Certified Economic Developer (SCCED)
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Columbia, Class of 2013


  • Columbia Empowerment Zone (CEZ), Inc. Board of Directors, Feb. 2014
  • South Carolina Economic Developers Association (SCEDA), May 2011